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21 January 2006

GarageBand 3

Filed under: Music software at 7:38 pm (2 comments)
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GarageBand 3, the latest version of Apple’s simple yet sophisticated music workstation for the masses,, is out now. It’s still looks to be an excellent product, though the new features in version 3 won’t set the laptop studio world on fire. The focus is on podcasting, and there are many features to make sure the web will be completely overrun by podcasts from enthusiastic Mac users before the year is out. (more…)

15 January 2006

Toast 7 review — CNet

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Toast Titamium 7 has been reviewed by CNet. Toast has been one of the best, if not the best, disc-burning package for the Mac, and they say that this version just makes a good product even better. The ease of use is still very good, despite a raft of new features. (more…)

10 January 2006

Electroplankton for Nintendo DS

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Electroplankton, the uncategorizable game/sequencer/oddity for the Nintendo DS, is out now in the US. I wrote about it in a previous article about music on handheld game consoles, but now it’s been released outside Japan there’s a bit more English-language information about. Though some of it does sound as if it’s been translated from the Japanese: “It’s tough to slap a label on Electroplankton. It’s not a game, but you play it on a game device. There’s no set purpose to it, but the end result can sweep you up in its charm. Most of all, its innovation sings out loud and true. ” (more…)

Bias Peak Pro 5 XT review — MacWorld

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Peak Pro 5 XT is a software bundle including the Peak Pro 5 audio editor and a suite of mastering effects and noise-reduction and audio-restoration application. MacWorld give it a very good review, praising both the Peak Pro application itself as well as the extras. (more…)

6 January 2006

Reaktor 5.1

Filed under: Music software at 1:31 pm (1 comment)
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Native Instruments’ Reaktor has been updated to version 5.1. The usual slew of bug fixes abound, along with several new synths and updates to some old ones. “The total number of synthesizers, samplers and effects included has risen to a staggering total of 63!”I hope you’re sitting down. The new synths are: (more…)